Wednesday, 7 December 2011

NOW! That's What I Call A Tune! 9

Last week I mentioned how this series gives me a chance to showcase tracks I might otherwise have forgotten about... Of course, that's not the whole story; sometimes, there's a standout track, an all time classic that it would be a sin to overlook. This week is one such week.

Ladies and Gentlemen, without further ado, I give you Ben E. King with Stand By Me:


1 comment:

Raybeard said...

This is one of those magnificent, evergreen, pop standards which, for me, has always been evocative of the 1950s. So it came as a bit of a surprise when, consulting my 'Collins Complete British Hit Singles 1952-2004', to find that it was first a hit in the UK as 'late' as 1961, and only a minor one at that (#27), though of course a much bigger one after being resurrected on the back of the film of the same name in the 80s. But still, it's a record one never tires of hearing.